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xii FINDING INFORMATION Information is substantially A-Z.Exceptions to this are in instrumental music ‘ornamentation’ (under which term all related fingerings are grouped), in ‘song’ (all forms are listed under S, and alphabetically therein), and ‘dance’ (both social and display forms are detailed under many headings). Major categories like ‘instruments’ are identified first as a list under I, then individually under their initial; so too with ‘tune types’. Regional information is given by county, and these are listed together initially under ‘Ireland’. Outside Ireland, countries go under their initial, e.g. E for England. Major cities, where there is a strong Irish element, are listed in the main text under their initial letter rather than county or country, e.g. Belfast, Chicago, London, New York. Supplementary information, such as publications, is often tagged on to a region or topic where relevant in order to facilitate location of the article concerned.When in doubt,think back to the major category to which an item is likely to belong. The detailed structure of inter-linkage between all of the articles in this book is provided in the web adjunct companion.ie ABBREVIATIONS The convention followed in this book is to limit the amount of space given over to repeatedly used organisational and other titles, and to contributors’ names. Hence acronyms will be used throughout . The most common of these are listed under ‘Abbreviations’ overleaf. CONTRIBUTORS The actual writer’s initials are placed in square brackets – e.g. [EDI] – at the end of articles written by them, and can be cross-checked against the ‘Contributors’ list (pp. xvi–xxii). The contribution of a particular named writer ends at the point their initials are inserted. Any subsequent information is attributable to the next indicated writer. Articles with no credit indicated are material by the editor.All uncredited articles and those signed [EDI] are by the editor. QUOTATION When quoting from this book, credit should be given first to the author of the piece, as identified by initials. For example, to reference a piece by [MAO]: O’Keeffe, Máire, ‘accordion’, in F. Vallely (ed.), Companion to Irish Traditional Music, Cork: Cork University Press, 2011 REFERENCES Where a published work is quoted or extensively drawn from in the writing of an article, bibliographic information is provided in abbreviated form; full references are given either on pages 20–2 or at the back of the book. WEB ADDRESSES 1 Where they are given,these are not prefixed with ‘www’, this is to be assumed. 2 They are not provided where they are of undue length – on account of the chance of error in input, and, not least, in the interests of saving space. However, all items and people noted in the book have web references and such links are embedded in the support website,companion.ie PLACE NAMES All place names are generally in English, and are given in various forms by which they may be known among musicians. Thus ‘Derry’ is used for that city and county which are known on maps as ‘Londonderry’.‘Daingean’is used for ‘Phillipstown’, but ‘Draperstown’ and ‘Ballinascreen’ are both used. ‘Ireland’ is used – in the EC’s current terminology – as meaning the former ‘Republic of Ireland’, but also to indicate the island where this is appropriate (for instance in references to the years prior to 1921). ‘Ulster’ is used to indicate the nine counties of historic Ulster; this was valid up until 1921, and, since political change does not obliterate cultural practices, is often the most relevant term. INDEX The A-Z section of this book is in itself an index, but to facilitate the location of the many thousands of references to people and bands, an index is provided at the end of the book. Instruments and places are too numerous to be of meaningful value in this. Using the Volume xiii Using the Volume 2RN Irish National radio 1926–38. ACE An Chomhairle Ealaíon / The Arts Council of Ireland AOH Ancient Order of Hibernians APC Armagh Pipers’ Club C&W Country and Western music CBÉ Comhairle Bhéaloideas Éireann / Irish Folklore Commission CCÉ Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann CIT Cork Institute of Technology CITM Companion to Irish Traditional Music CRC Cáirde Rince Céilí na hÉireann CRÉ Vols. I–V of Breathnach’s Ceol Rince na hÉireann CRG An Coimisiún le Rincí Gaelach / Irish Dancing Commission CS Ceolas website DCU Dublin City University DIT Dublin Institute of Technology DkIT Dundalk...